The key messages of the Swimming Australia Illicit Drugs in Sport program include:
- Illicit drug use is illegal and harmful to your health
- Illicit drug use can affect your sporting performance
- Illicit drug use can affect your reputation and career
- Illicit drug use can impact on the community who support you
- Swimming is a sport for life and participating in swimming supports a healthy lifestyle
Swimming Australia will continue to align itself with these important messages via the education of it's stakeholders, and through community awareness activities at major swimming events.
- Illicit Drugs Lists and Education Resources
- ‘Train the Trainer’ Resources (IDIS & Club Championships Programs)
- Training Manuals
Swimming Australian in conjunction with experienced Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) educators (Karina Hickey and Annie Bleeker) have developed a ‘Train the Trainer’ package to complement the key learning outcomes of both the Illicit Drugs in Sport (IDIS) and Club Champions programs. These programs aimed to enlist sporting organisations and sports people to reduce the levels of binge drinking and illicit drug use in the community. Information is provided on the impact of alcohol and other drugs on the functioning of the body and mind and also on the ability to train and compete at an optimal level.
Training manuals and powerpoint presentations for two different levels have been developed and are available for download:
The resource booklet: Being a Club Champion – A swimmer’s guide to alcohol and other drugs should accompany any workshops as a handout.